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Coins Certified as of 12/9

My Coin #14697672

1797 1/2C 1 Above 1, BN PO1BN

CERTIFICATION#: 14697672
PCGS#: 1042

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: This was the only use of the obverse die. Initially, the 1 of the date was punched too high, then punched again in the proper position.

The reverse die of this variety was also used earlier on:
1797 Cohen 2

The Eliasberg 1797 1 over 1 Half Cent (Lot 409), formerly in an NGC MS65BN holder was graded PCGS MS64BN in July 2009.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: John Smith Gardner Edge: Plain
Mintage: 127,840 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 200 R-7.0 6 / 11 TIE 6 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 5 / 11 TIE 6 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 14

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade

Emil Cauffman Collection - Edward D. Cogan 5/1871:878, $9 - Virgil M. Brand Collection - purchased by St. Louis Stamp & Coin Company (Burdette G. Johnson) on 10/30/1935 for $50, sold 4/17/1944 for $80 - Celina Coin Co. (T. C. Brandts) - Rodney T. Grove - Superior 6/1981:4, $12,500 - Ron Guth, sold privately in 10/1982 for $8,500 - Garry F. Fitzgerald - MARCA 1/1987:57 - Julian M. Leidman - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 97.1.9) - Goldbergs 1/2014:41, $299,000

2 MS64BN PCGS grade

Philip M. Showers Collection - Stack's, sold privately in 1969 - Willis Harrington duPont Collection - Fred S. "Freddy" Werner, sold privately in 2/1976 - Superior, sold privately in 2/1976 - Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.), sold privately on 4/20/1976 - R. Tettenhorst Collection, sold privately in 10/1987 - Jim McGuigan Collection

2 MS64BN PCGS grade

Harlan P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906:1195 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:409, $19,800 - Heritage 8/2006:5019, $115,000 - High Desert Collection

2 MS64BN PCGS grade  
2 MS64BN PCGS grade